Time is a river...
Eleanor is available now in the U.S. and U.K.
Eleanor and Esmerelda are identical twins with a secret language all their own, inseparable until a terrible accident claims Esme’s life. Her family in tatters, Eleanor is forced to grow up more quickly than a child should, desperately trying to hold her unraveling home together. The days seem to blur together in a haze of unyielding sorrow.
Until her entire reality begins to unwind, and suddenly Eleanor finds herself slipping between unfamiliar worlds, torn from time itself by a mysterious stranger who seems to know Eleanor—and holds her family's darkest secrets.
I'm in Ashland, Oregon, next week, and had a fun chat with Ed Battistella about Eleanor, what's next, and more.
"Gurley writes pain, grief and regret so openly and realistically that every turn of the page is at once reluctant yet entirely necessary."
Vanessa of Lynai Yarns has whipped up a sock yarn named for Eleanor, and it's lovely!
I visited Bend, Oregon, recently to talk about Eleanor at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.
The producers of Portland's More Good Day Oregon dropped by my writing office recently to talk about Eleanor, self-publishing, and what projects I'm working on now.
I had a fun chat with the magazine recently about Eleanor's birthplace, what it was like to throw out more than a decade's worth of work, and how cool it is to find the book in bookstores.